Media Weekly Update (Oct 14)

This post serves to jump-start discussion before the weekly check in, which takes place in #core-media on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at The next meeting is Friday, October 21 at 17:00 UTC and agenda for these meetings includes moving priority tasks forward, providing feedback on issues of interest, and reviewing media focused tickets on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

Summary from last week

The last meeting was Friday, October 14 at 17:00 UTC. You can read the entire chat log in the #core-media channel on Slack.

Attendees: @mikeschroder, @karmatosed@adamsilverstein@paaljoachim, @mapk, @flixos90, and @azaozz.

  • Media organization improvements:
    • Last week, we chatted about starting up design for Media organization improvements. @paaljoachim and @flixos90 started sketching flows in GitHub.
    • @karmatosed mentioned focussing on documenting the current flows this week.
  • Add new coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. media widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. (#32417) – No progress was made this week and it’s now too late for 4.7, but work should continue so it’s ready for a future release.
  • Rotate Full Size Images on Upload (#14459) – @mikeschroder planned to do additional profiling re: complete resize+rotate times for upload vs editing.
  • Better PDF Upload Management (#31050) – @mikeschroder is putting more attention on trying to get this in this release after chatting with @helen.
  • Drag/Drop Ordering of Media Does Not Work in Chrome on touch enabled devices (#31652) – @adamsilverstein noted that the patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. to enable sortable on touch devices was ready to commit, which was handled in [38793] this week. Additional discussion about reducing reliance on `wp_is_mobile()` is happening on #33704.
  • Accents in attachment filenames should be sanitized (#22363) – @gitlost has been working on updates for this ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., which is now closely related to fixing #24661 (`remove_accents()` is not removing combining accents”).
  • Usage of `image_size_names_choose` breaks JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. attachment model attributes (#34981)@azaozz suggests using srcset in the media library to make sure full size images aren’t used if a smaller image is available (as described in the ticket description).
  • Responsive images (srcset) can include images larger than the full size (#36477) – The latest patch, which utilized `Imagick::getImageColors` adds a significant performance concerns. @mikeschroder punted this out of the current milestone for now.

Agenda for the next meeting

This week, discussion will continue on priority projects for the 4.7 release. If you have specific tickets that you want to have discussed, feel free to leave a comment on this post or reach out on Slack in the #core-media channel.

#4-7, #media